Richard Mulcaster

(c. 1530—1611) schoolmaster and author

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(c. 1530–1611),

the first headmaster of Merchant Taylors' School, London, and later high master of St Paul's. He wrote two books on education, Positions (1581), dedicated to Elizabeth I, and The Elementarie (1582). Both books show his humanist interests and ideals and enlightened views on education. He also published Latin and English verses on the queen's death (1603), and helped devise City shows and pageants.

Subjects: Literature.

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